Quinn Stickley


Quinn is a PhD student in Anthropology, concentrating in archaeology, whose research interests center around ancient conceptions of the human body and its relationship to personhood and identity. Their geographic and temporal focus is on Bronze Age North Africa and the Near East. Their MA thesis explored the iconography of Hatshepsut, approaching the issue of Hatshepsut’s gender from the perspective of her subjects (rather than as a question of how she herself identified) and seeking to develop robust methods for investigating ancient ontologies of identity through material culture. As analytical frameworks, Quinn is particularly interested in queer theory, practice theory, Peircean semeiotics, and archaeologies of technology and craft production.

Quinn received their BA in Anthropology and Classical Humanities from Miami University of Ohio and their MA in Archaeology from Cornell. They have participated in field projects in Israel-Palestine and the United States.